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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC Regions

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

Has a doctor or health professional ever advised you to do any of the following
to help lower or control your high blood pressure?

(Ever advised you to) cut down on salt?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not use salt
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,417 3,083 72.3 70.2-74.3 1,108 22.7 20.8-24.7 226 5.0 4.1- 6.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 130 *** *** *** 32 22.2 14.1-33.3 *** *** ***
Buncombe 97 *** *** *** 28 24.1 15.2-35.9 *** *** ***
Cabarrus 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Catawba 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Davidson 131 *** *** *** 29 12.6 7.6-20.1 *** *** ***
Durham 190 143 82.7 74.2-88.8 39 14.9 9.2-23.4 *** *** ***
Forsyth 100 64 74.3 63.4-82.8 31 21.5 14.0-31.6 *** *** ***
Gaston 123 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 253 168 70.4 62.4-77.3 72 26.0 19.6-33.6 13 3.6 1.6- 8.1
Iredell 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Johnston 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 208 141 65.1 55.9-73.2 57 27.6 20.2-36.4 *** *** ***
New Hanover 127 *** *** *** 45 24.0 16.2-34.1 *** *** ***
Onslow 130 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Orange 89 63 81.3 70.8-88.6 18 13.2 7.4-22.4 *** *** ***
Pitt 127 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Randolph 188 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Robeson 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rowan 144 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 160 111 72.0 61.7-80.3 41 22.7 15.2-32.5 *** *** ***
Wayne 132 97 78.3 66.5-86.7 28 15.3 9.4-24.0 *** *** ***
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 527 356 70.8 64.9-76.1 140 24.1 19.2-29.8 31 5.0 3.1- 8.0
Northwest 906 607 70.8 65.9-75.2 250 23.5 19.5-27.9 49 5.8 3.6- 9.2
Charlotte 589 418 70.4 64.5-75.8 147 24.9 19.9-30.7 24 4.6 2.6- 8.0
Greensboro 722 486 72.6 66.3-78.0 198 23.2 18.0-29.3 38 4.2 2.5- 7.1
Southern Regional 408 301 71.1 63.4-77.8 81 22.0 16.1-29.4 26 6.9 4.0-11.4
Coastal 201 128 72.4 62.3-80.6 64 23.6 16.0-33.4 *** *** ***
Wake 501 369 75.2 68.6-80.8 110 19.3 14.6-25.1 22 5.5 2.7-10.8
Area L 56 49 88.9 75.0-95.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 507 369 76.0 68.4-82.2 112 18.4 13.2-25.1 26 5.7 2.6-11.9

Back to Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*.

*Asked only of those who report having high blood pressure

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

NOTE: In 2011, the State Center for Health Statistics developed its own set of sample weights for N.C. counties and AHEC regions.
These county and AHEC weights cannot also be used to weight the data for the three N.C. regions. Consequently, regional results are not shown here, as in previous years.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50., % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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